Stock market update: Nifty Pharma index advances 0.31%

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NEW DELHI: The Nifty Pharma index closed on a positive note on Thursday.

Shares of Granules India(up 3.31 per cent), Torrent Pharmaceuticals(up 2.48 per cent), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals(up 1.38 per cent), Ipca Laboratories(up 1.34 per cent) and Laurus(up 1.04 per cent) ended the day as top gainers in the pack.

On the other hand, Natco Pharma(down 1.39 per cent), Zydus Lifesciences(down 0.86 per cent), Aurobindo Pharma(down 0.84 per cent), Cipla(down 0.79 per cent) and Abbott India(down 0.02 per cent) finished as the top losers of the day.

The Nifty Pharma index closed 0.31 per cent up at 12612.85.

Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index ended down 88.55 points at 17629.8, while the BSE Sensex stood down 337.06 points at 59119.72.

Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 22 ended in the green, while 28 closed in the red.

Shares of

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, YES Bank, JP Power and

were among the most traded shares on the NSE.

Shares of

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, Saksoft Ltd, Sonu

. and HSIL hit their fresh 52-week highs in today’s trade, while

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, KCK Industries Ltd.,

and Kopran Ltd hit their fresh 52-week lows.